Corona Grande, the sweet wine of Benvenuti from the vineyards of the same name, positioned in the southwest at a specific micro-location at 350 meters altitude. The soil is sandy, composed of clay and "bjankuco". A small percentage of the aromatic Ulovina, an almost forgotten native Istrian grape variety, was added to the Malvasia Istriana and Muscat cuvée. The grapes for this wine are picked later in the year and dried for two months. Corona Grande 2015 is harmonious, with aromas of acacia honey, raisins and a honeyed retro flavor.
Nicola and Alberto Benvenuti are the new generation of winemakers. Passionate, modest and very talented, they have been the crowned kings of Istria / Croatia for a number of years now. Both their dry and their sweet white as well as the special red wine have been voted the best in the country. Working sustainably, with family traditions of paramount importance, the Benvenuti brothers opt for indigenous grape varieties such as Malvasia and Teran. The microclimate on the terraced high-altitude vineyards near Kaldir / Motovun in the interior of Istria, in combination with the white background, ensures mineral expression and preserves freshness and aroma. They are digestible wines with a special freshness and minerality.